Arlington, TX US
Area of Interest:
Texas Health Resources System Services
Texas Health Resources has a full time opportunity for a SANE nurse to support the Northeast Division.
Will cover set four 9 hour shifts 7 PM - 4 AM; each 9 hours will be followed by 3 hours of on call. Can cover more on call if chooses. Weekly schedule will be during week and every other weekend; cover two major and one minor holiday.
• Graduate of an accredited nursing program, BSN preferred. Completion of BSN required within 3 years of hire per THR policy.
• Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas or compact state; current AHA BLS required; TNCC preferred. Complete TNCC within 3 months of hire if not previously completed.
• Current Adult/Adolescent SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Certification; either Texas OAG CA-SANE or International Association of Forensic Nurses SANE-A • Competent sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) skills to ensure continued SANE certification.
• A high degree of confidentiality, good customer service skills, excellent communication skills, self-directed and ability to function at a high level of autonomy and accountability.
• Ability to interact with multidisciplinary teams, communicate program needs and work with peers to establish continuity of care.
• Provide timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to patients with a complaint of sexual assault by utilizing the nursing process to identify and prioritize needs • Assess patient’s psychological and social needs and makes appropriate referrals, collaborates closely with rape crisis center hospital accompaniment advocate to assure patient’s needs are met • Demonstrate ability to identify needs of patients with a complaint of sexual assault that would require physician intervention in a timely manner • Perform a complete sexual assault medical forensic examination including obtaining a medical history for the purpose of treatment, detailed head-to-toe assessment for trauma to include all body orifices and forensic specimen collection as indicated by history or examination findings; documentation to possibly include photography • Maintain chain of custody for each exam and adhere to evidence protocols • Administer all medications per program protocol • Maintain equipment in proper working condition and exercise fiscal responsibility with unit’s resources • Maintain expertise and current knowledge in performing medical forensic sexual assault exams to include but not limited to forensic science, trauma and related issues, legal case law and statutes, evidence collection procedures and emerging trends • Maintain working knowledge of role responsibilities for law enforcement and medical investigative responsibilities to meet crime lab needs for processing evidence effectively • Represent the medical forensic sexual assault exam during courtroom testimony.
• Participate in professional development, community education and prevention efforts in collaboration with or as assigned by leadership • Participate in community education and prevention efforts in collaboration with or as assigned by leadership.
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served.
Texas Health has 25 acute-care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with the system. It has more than 3,800 licensed beds, more than 21,100 employees of fully-owned/operated facilities plus 1,400 employees of consolidated joint ventures, and counts more than 5,500 physicians with active staff privileges at its hospitals.
At Texas Health, we strive to create an atmosphere of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence for all who come in contact with us, be they patients or our employees. We are committed to diversity in our workforce, and our mission to serve spreads across ethnic, cultural, economic and generational boundaries. We invite you to join us in furthering your career through our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.